get involved

There are lots of opportunities to get involved, from one-off events to ongoing projects. Find your fit in any or all of these options.

Get trained

Every day thousands of people die from unsafe water and poor sanitation.

We provide people all around the world with the tools and training to make a difference. Learn how to set up water treatment systems, repair wells, and teach health education in communities around the world. We train ordinary people to transform communities through safe Water And Sanitation and Health education (WASH). We train on the field, at our headquarters in Louisville, KY or through our virtual water school.  For more information, contact Claudia Daniels at Claudia.Daniels@waterstep.org

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Water Treatment & Health Education

This course combines instruction on water chlorination methods and health education to help people understand the relationship between water, sanitation and health. Students learn how to set up a water treatment system, methods of water treatment, and tools for teaching health education.

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Well Repair

This course teaches how to repair the thousands of wells around the world that are not functioning for want of simple repairs. Students learn about common types of hand pumps, how to assemble and disassemble pump parts, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Join a water project

By joining a water project, you can become a part of that mission in a hands-on way.

When you join a project you may work with locals to build a water treatment plant, teach health education, repair a broken well, or study ways to start a micro-business.

 If you are interested in joining a water project with WaterStep in 2018, contact Claudia Daniels at Claudia.Daniels@waterstep.org or call 502-568-6342. *Most trips are 7-14 days and range from $2700-$3600 and are all-inclusive.

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people are dependent on surface water for drinking-water service.
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of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.
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diarrhoeal deaths a year are caused by contaminated drinking water.

Education

Educate students about the impact of safe water.

WaterStep - Blog Quench LogoTeach your students about the world water crisis and how they can make a difference with the Quench Water Curriculum. These standards-based lessons teach your students facts about water and how it effects life on our planet. Pair the curriculum with a shoe drive and provide your students with a community service opportunity that supports water projects around the world. 

Fill out this form to download your free version of Quench. If you are not receiving our confirmation email with a link to download, be sure to check your Junk folder.

• Four easy-to-use lessons for grades 3-5 and 9-12
• Written by teachers
• Standards Based/Cross-Curricular
• Differentiated Tasks/ECE/ELL
•Extension: Community Connections-Program Service Learning
• Dual-Language – Translated curriculum available for Spanish speakers
• Interactive activities for each lesson with helpful educational links
• Gives students an international perspective

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Volunteers & Internships

About WaterStep's Volunteer Program

Volunteers are the heartbeat of WaterStep. Whether you are donating your time and talents 3 times a week or 3 times a year, we need you and consider you part of our family.

 

Would you like to join our shoe team?

  • We need people to sort shoes.
  • We need people to pick up shoes from our drop-off locations.
  • We need people to start a shoe drive.
  • We need people to promote our shoe drives to corporations, churches, schools.

Would you like to join our manufacturing team?

  • We need people that can commit to one day a week to work in manufacturing
  • We need people that have basic skills with hand tools.
  • We need people that want to build the products that save lives with safe water.

In short, We need you!

Currently, the best way to volunteer at WaterStep is with our Shoe Program. Please contact Derek at Derek.Howard@waterstep.org to learn more.

About WaterStep's Internship Program

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WaterStep’s internship program is designed to supplement the needs of our organization while offering experiences and opportunities that will benefit the intern in their career path and goals. During the internship we evaluate the skills and talents of the intern while mentoring them in real life business and service applications. We often use this program to assess the potential of an individual for a future employment opportunity. Interns are required to participate in water training classes so as to fully engulf themselves in the mission of WaterStep. All internships are unpaid. However, WaterStep, at its discretion, may award a stipend.  

All internship positions are considered voluntary and are for a short duration (3 months or less). Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours and a maximum of 40 hours week, be dependable, punctual and presentable to our constituents. Interns are responsible for providing their own room and board and personal transportation. Interns must be able to satisfy the identification requirements of the I-9 to show their ability to work in the United States. 

Completed application documents should be emailed to Mark Hogg at Mark.Hogg@WaterStep.org or sent by mail. All letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

WaterStep 
Attn: Mark Hogg, CEO
625 Myrtle Street 
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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